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The Manchester City star’s father died moments after seeing his son score in the Champions League

The Manchester City star’s father died moments after seeing his son score in the Champions League

Nathan Ake leads Manchester City ahead during their Champions League match with RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium.

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Nathan Ake leads Manchester City ahead during their Champions League match with RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City defender Nathan Ake has revealed that his terminally ill father died moments after watching his son score his first Champions League goal.

Dutch international Ake put their heads in the opening of the Premier League champions’ 6-3 tournament of RB Leipzig on Wednesday night (Thursday NZT).

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In an emotional post on social media, the 26-year-old dedicated this goal to his father Moise, who died later that evening.

“I know you are always with me, you will always be in my heart, and this was for you, Dad,” he wrote on Instagram.

“The last few weeks have been the hardest in my life, my father has been very ill and no more treatment was possible. I was lucky to have a lot of support from my fiancé, family and friends.

“Yesterday after a difficult time I scored my first Champions League goal, and only a few minutes later he died peacefully with my mother and brother by his side.

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Six-time European champions Liverpool had to come from 2-1 down to beat AC Milan 3-2 in the Champions League.

“Maybe it was meant to see me play always made him proud and happy. I know you are always with me, you will always be in my heart, and this was for you father. ”

He spoke to the media immediately after the match, but gave no indication of his difficult personal situation.

Ake, who began his career at Chelsea, has only played 16 games for Manchester City since joining Bournemouth for £ 40m ($ 78m) in August 2020.

He has been shut down 22 times by the Netherlands after making his international debut in a friendly against Morocco in 2017.

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